The imagery of Millennials as employees is that they care more about vacation policy and how much the company promotes a social agenda than trading value for income. The imagery Gen Z as employees is that they just won't show up to work at all.

Both may feel superior to older generations, they may brag they are not slaves to their work, they have more balance, they can invoke a recession from 2008-2016 and then a pandemic in 2019, but the older generations are the older ones bankrolling their insouciance. A survey of 2,346 U.S. adults found that 68 percent of parents with adult children have bailed them out, often substantially.

Gen X parents are most likely to have hurt themselves financially to help their adult children - and poor families are most like to have taken a hit than rich ones.

For obvious reasons Gen Z feels the least guilt about any of it. Voters told them they are not adults. During the 1960s, it was primarily those an average age of 26 who put America on the moon but Gen Z has been told that 26 is the minimum age where they need to get off their mom's health insurance. To them, 18 is no longer a milestone, 40 percent fewer will even be able to drive than two generations ago, they feel like 21 is the age of responsibility. They have a point. Smoking and drinking are bad for you, no one should take up either, but when government says you are a child and cannot buy either until age 21, because they lack any agency to make decisions and need to be told by government what to do, young people are not wrong for eventually believing it.

Still, just like the airplane video says secure your own mask first, you're better off not helping a child who wants to do their own thing - hoping you will pay while they get their rock band together.